Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Review - Gone by Lisa McMann (Wake Trilogy Completed)

I have included my reviews for all 3 books with Gone as first review as this is the one I just finished.

I give the Wake Trilogy 4 ½ Great to the Last Drop. I am sure this series will be in my Top Ten for 2010. Wake was my favourite as it was a surprise at how much I enjoyed it and made me want to read the others.

I also like the simplicity of the covers, they are very meaningful once you read the books.

Wake Trilogy – Wake, Fade, Gone by Lisa McCann

Summary – Gone

Things should be great for Janie--she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she's totally in love with. But deep down she's panicking about how she's going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people's dreams is really starting to take its toll. Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time--and he's in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.

My Review - 3 1/2 More Sugar Please

So the trilogy comes to an end……..

Anyone that has enjoyed Wake and Fade will of course complete the trilogy, you just have to know the ending. I personally think the author didn’t want it to end and so the transition to take us there was hard. I have to say in my opinion the first half was, I hate to say it, boring, I didn’t know where we were going, I was so disappointed and THEN….. finally it was decided to give the reader something, the last half just fell into place and gave us what we expected and more. I thought it came together nicely.

Gone is mainly about Janie being conflicted, what choice should she make especially when option 1 and option 2 sucks.

I really enjoyed how Lisa Mccann wrapped up the family connections and Janie’s outlook on life, seeing her as a strong individual and embrace her ‘talent’ that no one understands.

Summary – Fade

This sequel to Wake follows dream-catcher Janie as she navigates the treacherous world of dreaming the dreams of others. Janie and her boyfriend, Cabel, use their skills to work undercover investigating teachers suspected of drugging and abusing students at class parties. Janie takes on more than she can handle in cracking the case, and Cabel is unable to intervene to his satisfaction, which strains their relationship. Janie also comes to understand more about her dream-catching ability and the consequences in store for her, most notably a heavy, irreversible physical toll. The series is moving in a darker, more dramatic direction, with Janie facing evil and needing to decide if she can sacrifice her own health for the greater good.

My Review - 4 1/2

I am a total fan of dreams which I know makes me love the books more but Fade also adds mystery, suspense, romance and ghosts.

My expectation for Fade was for Janie to embrace her gift as a dream catcher and it was fully met. I loved how in Fade she embraced it and it also showed the dark side of being a dream catcher.

Again if you’re interested in the life of a Dream Catcher you should read this series. I finished Wake and wanted to read Fade right away but decided to wait, I personally think they would be amazing together.

I give this one 4 1/2 also but so far I give the Series a 5 - Tea Time Perfection

Summary – Wake

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

My Review - 4 1/2

I was pleasantly surprised and can say I loved this book. Can you imagine having a secret like being a dream catcher, WOW. Even though I loved the idea of that power, talk about great entertainment but poor Janie does not understand what is going on and also passes out from the dreams and or nightmares. I hope she embraces her power in the following books, we will see.

Janie feels like a freak so she keeps it a secret. Can you imagine seeing dreams that your best friend, mom, boyfriend, and even school teachers are having? OMG

I will not go into further but if you are intrigued you should totally pick this one up. This was the first time for me to read something and immediately want to read the next. This series, Wake, Fade and Gone will definitely get read this year for me. Loved it!

The only reason why I am not giving it 5 stars is because I would have liked more details of the dreams.

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  1. Thanks for the honest review.Havent read any of it but it's already on my TBR list..so many books, so little time...

  2. Sounds like a great series! I love the covers and the one word titles as well.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed the series. I felt the same as you regarding Gone. Wake and Fade had such rich plotlines that I felt that Gone fell a little flat. It's still a great series and I'd definitely recommend it as a To Read series.


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